Covenant is an amazing place for team drivers. Great place to work. They take care of the drivers. There is a variety of options to choose from. They offer OTR, dedicated, engineered and regional lanes. No driving on ice. No running on chains. Amazing safety and weather departments.
Driver (Former Employee) – Chattanooga, TN – 11 September 2017
Great Co, but I needed more miles..Covenant is primarily a team oriented company and I am a single driver. Although my first year I was 8th in the company for most miles. All I wanted to do was drive and make the money.
Company Driver (Current Employee) – Chattanooga, TN – 1 September 2017
Started off rough but after gaining experience I understood procedures a lot clearer and was fairly compensated.I drove over the road and after leaving the company for a job with better home time, they are diligently working to find a route that will best accommodate my wants and needs to come back with the company.
Solo Truck Driver (Former Employee) – Chattanooga, TN – 31 August 2017
I learned how to use E-Logs by Quail-Com. 6 Months team Pre-trip and post-trip inspections. (DOT regulated inspections). Drop and hook. Used paper logs. I was put on a truck with a trainer for a minimum of 35 days for to learn and master their requirements, before being put in a truck with someone who has either just got off a truck with a trainer or someone who has some experience. You learn how to do paper logs. I ran paper logs for two years. Then I was required to learn how to run E-Logs by Qualcomm. I learned how to do a drop and hook (to drop a loaded or empty semi-trailer. You had to pre-trip and post trip inspections. The pre-trip was a visual inspection to make sure you did not over look anything on the post trip. Post trip is done at the end of each day a minimum of, both inspections logged at 15 min required by DOT. I ran six month with a team partner which was required by the company. The requirements to you had to learn how to read your BOLs or bills (bill of laden or shipping papers). You had to know if the load has hazardous material or no hazardous material. Solo OTR for the forty-eight (48) states.
the day started with a 15 minutes pre-inspection and log book recording. as a team member driving consisted of 5 hours sleep and 5 hours driving. before each driver got on they would do a 15 minute check of the equipment.
different cities and mini-vacations while waiting on loads
Poor management, terrible attitude towards employees regarding their contributions to the company. Lots of empty promises and unrealistic expectations of both in house and drivers. Upper management rides the backs of their employees and reap the rewards while their employees work hard to maintain relationships with customers and drivers to ensure their business grows. No perks working for this company. They are great at sucking the life out of their employees and spitting them out when they feel the employee no longer benefits them.
This is a team orientated company and for me that's very stressful. I don't think they paid the drivers well nor was there to much freight for the new comer . A lot of the DM'S favored there drivers and they got the best loads while some who have't been there that long got scraps.
Productive environment with enough time to rest for the following work.
Company driver (Former Employee) – Chattanooga, TN – 13 August 2017
working at covant transport is like working with your family members because there all work as a family. Management is great , the safety team works wonderful. The hardest part at the job is your self to understand what you went to do and do it right and on time. It is a zero tolerance on employees don't follow rules and regulations for the company , to those who are lazy to work or for disrespectful and irresponsible people. The most enjoyable part is where you know you are working with people who cares about you and treats you as human being with respect you deserve.
Avoid fleets if you can. The drivers that are hired in are usually not professional by any means. There is a lot of interdepartmental friction that causes what feels like a hostile work environment at times. The work can be highly rewarding at times as well.
Over The Road Truck Driver (Former Employee) – Chattanooga, TN – 6 August 2017
Covenant Transport is one of the few companies that I truly wish that I still worked for. They Truly CARE FOR there drivers and they know that there drivers are the reason that there bisiness is so successfull. I think that the Owner of Covenant Transport really understands what it is like to be an over the road truck driver because he use to be one. That is why he runs his companie like he truely cares for his dirvers.
The Employees at Covenant Transport are the reason that Covenant Transprot is so sucessfull and the Owner really know this and understands this as well. that is why, that the company has servived so long in this bisiness.
I loved working for Covenant Transport and would work for them again in a hart beat.